Drink Anderson Valley Summer Solstice

Anderson Valley Summer Solstice


Relevant Links:
Summer Solstice (Anderson Valley Website)
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice (RateBeer.com)
Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company (BeerAdvocate.com)

20150720: [20150821 Edit]
Today I went to Slater's 50/50 with my friends and to drink I ordered a beer flight.

Beer Flight @ Slater's 50/50:
1) Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
2) Saint Archer Coffee Cream Porter
3) Hangar 24 Belgian Summer Ale
4) Beach City Beach de Garde


Smell: [1] The Anderson Valley Summer Solstice smelled like an ale. [3] [4] [2]
Color: [1] It had a dark red color. [2] [3] [4]
Taste 1: [3] [1] Wow, this beer had a nice cream taste; it tasted a bit darker than the average cream soda. [W] [4] [W] [2]
Maui CoCoNut PorTeR [W] Barley Forge The Patsy
Taste 2: [W] [3] [1] Nice, this was probably the second time I had a cream ale at Slater's 50/50 and have it absolutely taste like cream soda, though this one tasted less so like cream soda than the Mother Earth Cali' Creamin'. [4] [2]
Taste 3: [3] [4] [1] The beer tasted sweeter now than it did before - either my palate adjusted to the bitterness or the Beach de Garde affected my perception of the beer's sweetness. [2]

Website Information:
Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale

Summer Solstice® is a slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel and clean finish. With hints of caramel in the nose and a touch of spice, it’s become affectionately known as "cream soda for adults". The unique flavors and superior drinkability make for the ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day.

AVAILABILITY: April – August

FOOD PAIRINGS: Sweet potato fries, barbecue chicken, ginger beef kabobs, S’mores
CHEESE PAIRINGS: Mascarpone, Brie
GLASSWARE: Pint Glass

ALC/VOL: 5%
BITTERNESS: 6 IBU

MALTS: Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L and 80L)
HOPS: Bravo

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